firewall for slow connections

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  1. sweater

    sweater Registered Member

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    :cool: Which personal firewall is the best for DIAL-UP connections?
     
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    Well if I had a dial-up connection, I would just use the xp one.
    But of course it all depends on how much time you spend on the net :)

    So either xp's firewall or any other free one really.
     
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    ... is NetVeda ok?
     
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    Never tried it sorry.
     
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    sweater,

    As for using the XP firewall, don't! It is vulnerable to outbound connection attempts and is an inbound firewall only.

    Two features you need in any firewall regardless of connection type:
    1) stealth all ports to be invisible from cracker port scanning attempts
    2) outbound protection against call-home trojans, etc.

    Both ZoneAlarm Free or Sygate Personal Firewall provide these capabilities.

    Test your port stealthedness at http://scan.sygate.com

    -- Tom
     
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    for me, it doesnt matter dialup or dsl, id still use outpost. but if u wish to know, sygate would be a second choice.
     
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    I'll recommend Kerio for dial-up connections... From all firewalls this one slowed down the surfing expirence the least... NetVeda looks very good as well, and used it for a couple months, although it needs some more polishing and sometimes just forgets rules from certain applications and popups again... Since Kerio has a free version too i'll recommend to use that for now :)
     
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    :)
    Actually, I have just installed the latest NetVeda on my pc, and still in the process of testing it. But is this compatible w my Avast antivirus?

    What I also need in a firewall is the one w automatic protection in a default mode since I could hardly understand the configurations of Kerio 4. Are the Kerio has a good default protection mode? Tnx...
     
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    Kerio's default protection is just fine, and Kerio is very simple to use :) Abit like ZoneAlarm I think...

    As for NetVeda, it should be compatible with avast!, I tried it once and it worked without any problems (as far I could see)...
     
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